On October 15th,  Passive House Massachusetts will be hosting a symposium, addressing the policy and practice of Passive House, as well as local projects that involve high-performance buildings. This symposium will be a great platform to connect architects, builders, engineers, home/building owners, policymakers, real estate professionals, students and the general public interested in Passive House. Ken Levenson [read more »]


New York Passive House is happy to announce that the 2017 Conference & Expo will be Friday, June 16th in New York City. Building on the success of our conferences this past June and in previous years, we look forward to new projects and products, new presentations and participants.  So much is happening in New [read more »]


The nation’s leading policymakers, design professionals, building owners and commercial real estate representatives will gather at the 2016 Getting to Zero National Forum to share perspectives on the growth of ZNE, learn about best practices for successful projects and collaborate on opportunities for ZNE to transform the built environment. A 10% discount off ticket registration [read more »]

Are you an EP? Have you been working in the sustainable building field or a related industry for fewer than five years? NESEA is currently accepting applications for Kate Goldstein Fund Scholarships. In 2014, NESEA established the Kate Goldstein Fund for Emerging Professionals in Sustainable Energy to honor Kate Goldstein’s legacy of leadership, innovation, and [read more »]


Architects, developers, city/county officials and building design professionals that wish to experience large-scale NZEB projects taking place in a region that is the world leader in sustainable construction should not miss this study tour! Detailed Tour Details Available Here Attendees will – • Have a guided tour of the first city and region in the [read more »]

Building owners save money with the EnerPHit Retrofit Plan (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 27 July 2016) Darmstadt, Germany. Many home and building owners carry out renovations in a step-by-step manner. To avoid unnecessary additional costs, all planned measures for energy retrofits should be coordinated with each other before the first step is implemented. For this advanced [read more »]

Medical devices at Klinikum Frankfurt Höchst.

Frankfurt to build world’s first hospital to the Passive House Standard (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 11 July 2016) Darmstadt/Frankfurt/M., Germany. Work has started on the world’s first Passive House hospital in the Hochst district of Frankfurt. The previous clinic will be replaced by a new Passive House building with ten operating theatres and 666 [read more »]


(Press Release, Passive House Institute, 29 June 2016) Darmstadt/Innsbruck/Wien. Vienna invites to “Passive House for everyone” – Call for Papers. The Passive House Institute is looking forward to Vienna where the 21st International Passive House Conference will be taking place next year. The date and venue for the Conference have now been confirmed: experts in [read more »]

dublin mandatory

Dublin City Council has voted to make the passive house standard or demonstrably equivalent evidence-based approaches mandatory for all new buildings in the city, after a similar policy was enacted in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in February. (From Passive House Plus Magazine) On 30 May the council met to discuss the chief executive’s report on [read more »]


International Conference returns to Darmstadt for anniversary of building standard 20th International Passive House Conference Darmstadt, Germany  •  April 22-23, 2016. (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 23 April 2016) Darmstadt, Germany. A tried and tested solution is already available for buildings of the future: the Passive House Standard combines maximum efficiency with optimal comfort. How [read more »]